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KATHUA: The Psychological Counseling Committee, (Manodarpan) of Govt. Degree College Mahanpur organized one day awareness workshop for the benefit of school and under graduate students in college campus, following all SOP’s of COVID 19.
Dr. P.K. Rao, Principal GDC Basholi was chief guest, Col Dharmendra Pandey, CO, 4 J&K Battalion NCC, Jammu was the guest of honour and other eminent speakers were Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh and Savia Sharma. The workshop was jointly inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Koul, Principal of the college and guests. Dr. RK Koul in his welcome address emphasized on the need of feeling of togetherness while having social distancing. He raised the concern of stress among the students and the necessity to identify and tackle it at initial stage. He expressed his gratitude to all participants, invited guests and students for being part of the programme and contributing their bit for overall development of students. A high school student Savia Sharma of class 10th was invited as resource person to present her views on stress and methods of tackling it. Dr. Hilal Ahmed Bhat spoke on Stress management followed by Prof. Shiv Mangal Singh who also conducted stress measurement test on the participants. A blend of patriotic songs was sung by Rajat Kashyap, student of GDC Mahanpur, which charged the audience with national feelings.
Col Dharmendra Pandey addressed the students on NCC and military affairs. He highlighted that NCC is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising of the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. NCC is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from schools, colleges and universities. The cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements.
National Integration is a everyday process in NCC. The interaction among cadets from different regions increases the level of bonding towards one another and promotes communal harmony. The values and morale imbibed in NCC over the period of three years is transformational, empowering nation-building from grass-root level. Drill is the bedrock of discipline. A sense of responsibility is also instilled in the Cadets by assigning ranks and responsibilities.
NCC helps the cadets by achieving their aspirations by joining the Armed Forces and other State and Central Government jobs, over and above it shapes the cadets into good citizens of the country.
The Chief Guest, Dr. P.K. Rao mentioned about the stress in academic sphere affecting academic performance of students. He insisted that management of stress can develop the efficiency and productivity of students. A vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Wasim Iqbal Naqvi followed by National Anthem.